Ports globally are experiencing the impact of the economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many shippers and ports forecasting declines to increase in the coming weeks.
port of Oakland
With the US embargoes cruise operations due to the COVID-19 situation, Port of Oakland recently informed that three cruise vessels are scheduled to berth at the port’s facility.
Port of Oakland recently announced a new direct service with 18 megaships, which will link the port to Asia and the Middle East and is about to start this week.
The COVID-19 pandemic could permanently alter container transportation practices and the whole supply chain, was the key message of Oakland maritime officials speaking to the Harbor Trucking Association last week.
The port of Oakland’s Business Development Manager Andrew Hwang discussed about the new normal after the CPVOD-19 pandemic and cautioned that the pandemic could permanently alter container transportation practices.
A longshore worker fell to his death from the deck of a container ship while at berth at the US Port of Oakland. The Port expressed its condolences and said the fatal accident was under investigation by local authorities.
It is known that the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation has negatively impacted cruise and shipping industry. Although, several ports informed that continue their cargo operations.
After days of remaining off Californian coast, the cruise ship Grand Princess berthed at the Port of Oakland to disembark its passengers. A total of 21 people onboard the ship have been found positive to COVID-19.
Following the ongoing COVID-19 situation, 21 people onboard “Grand Princess” cruise ship have been infected by the virus. Several days ago, the cruise vessel’s passengers were inside their cabins, waiting for the tests results.
Port of Oakland containerized import volume increased 7.3% last month over January 2019 totals. Exports also grew, lifting hopes for recovery from a US-China trade war. However, the Port is concerned about the potential implications due to the coronavirus.
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